How The Black Dot Campaign Grew Into A Dangerous Viral Hoax

The problem with the internet is that it’s very easy to get publicity for a good idea (or a bad one) regardless of it actually existing. Such is the case of the Black Dot Campaign—an effort to identify domestic violence victims in need of help by having them draw small black dots on the center of their palms. While… »10/15/15 12:10pm10/15/15 12:10pm


Scott Walker Hones Crucial 'Muslims Bad' Platform

Wisconsin governor, presidential candidate and deep thinker Scott Walker will not be apologizing, exactly, for a recent statement that there are only a “handful” of “reasonable, moderate followers of Islam.” Walker’s campaign told one newspaper everyone is “reading too much” into the comment. Meanwhile, the candidate… »8/24/15 12:00pm8/24/15 12:00pm

Vice President Biden Gently Nuzzles Biker Lady's Ear, For Freedom

What did you do this weekend? I went out one night, I stayed in one night, I watched all of Season 2 of Portlandia, made some peach cobbler, and even had an impromptu dance party at a colleague's house. But the highlight of a pretty stellar weekend was staring at this picture of Joe Biden nuzzling a biker woman's ear… »9/10/12 10:40am9/10/12 10:40am

Here's the Charming Story Behind Obama's 'Fired Up' Chant

You know President Obama's "Fired up! Ready to go!" chant from the 2008 election? Turns out it was all started by one woman, Edith S. Childs, at a 20-person rally in Greenwood, South Carolina. Not only did she get the whole room's energy up, but she also helped to fuel a winning campaign. Way to go, Ms. Childs.

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Nearly 200,000 People Care Enough To Listen To Donald Trump Talk At Michele Bachmann On The Phone

The man with the hair we're supposed to ignore and the woman with the eyes we can't ignore have teamed up to have a phone conversation that we wish we could ignore. Donand Trump joined Michele Bachmann on a phone call to promote the Minnesota Congresswoman's Presidential campaign on Monday, and, as you might expect,… »10/18/11 1:00pm10/18/11 1:00pm